Myanmar: EU urges humanitarian access to Rakhine state
16th May 2017

Myanmar: EU urges humanitarian access to Rakhine state

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA) – A top EU official on Monday called on Myanmar’s government to grant full humanitarian access to the western Rakhine state, decrying the worsening situation since the military locked down the area … Continued

UK triggers Article 50, officially starts Brexit
30th Mar 2017

UK triggers Article 50, officially starts Brexit

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The U.K. government on Wednesday officially began the process of leaving the EU, more than nine months after the electorate voted for Brexit. A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May was sent to … Continued

Muslims slam EU court’s headscarf ban
15th Mar 2017

Muslims slam EU court’s headscarf ban

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): The Court of Justice of the European Union has sparked outrage among Muslim communities after it ruled Tuesday that employers can prevent their workers from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves worn by certain Muslim … Continued

UK parliament paves way for Brexit
14th Mar 2017

UK parliament paves way for Brexit

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The U.K. parliament’s upper house Monday night passed the bill to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union. The House of Lords passed the EU Withdrawal Bill without the proposed amendments, which … Continued

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe
13th Mar 2017

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe

By Busra Selvi Ogutcan   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a UN investigation into “Myanmar’s Crimes against Rohingya.” The European Rohingya Council, or ERC, said in a statement … Continued

UK ambassador to EU quits ahead of Brexit talks
4th Jan 2017

UK ambassador to EU quits ahead of Brexit talks

By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal   LONDON (AA): The U.K.’s top envoy to the European Union resigned on Tuesday, creating more trouble for the country ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations. Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the resignation of Sir Ivan … Continued

UK Supreme Court hears EU exit case
6th Dec 2016

UK Supreme Court hears EU exit case

By Busra Akin Dincer   LONDON (AA): A Supreme Court hearing on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU began Monday as the government sought to avoid having to secure parliamentary consent on exit negotiations. The government is challenging last month’s High … Continued

Italy: Mediterranean Union issues joint anti-terror declaration
12th Jul 2016

Italy: Mediterranean Union issues joint anti-terror declaration

By Ali Hakan Der   ROME (AA): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean on Monday issued a joint anti-terror declaration following an initiative by Turkey. At a bureau meeting held in the Italian Senate, representatives from Egypt, … Continued

Palestinian president slams ‘quartet’ report
7th Jul 2016

Palestinian president slams ‘quartet’ report

By Anees Bargouthi   RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday slammed a recent report issued by the Middle East “quartet” (comprised of the U.S., the UN, the EU and Russia) on the moribund Palestine-Israel peace process. “The … Continued

UK: Tens of thousands pro-Remain rally in London
3rd Jul 2016

UK: Tens of thousands pro-Remain rally in London

LONDON (AA) – Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protestors took to the streets of London on Saturday for a “March for Europe” rally against the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU. Demonstrators holding signs reading “We all need the … Continued

UK: London mayor Khan demands more autonomy
29th Jun 2016

UK: London mayor Khan demands more autonomy

LONDON (AA): London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater autonomy for the U.K. capital in the wake of Britain leaving the EU. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the union and many have expressed concerns the British … Continued

EU seeks to avoid crisis after Brexit
24th Jun 2016

EU seeks to avoid crisis after Brexit

By Ayhan Simsek   BERLIN (AA): European leaders moved quickly on Friday to alleviate fears over the U.K. voting to leave the EU. “The EU is strong enough to find the right answers,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a … Continued

UK: PM David Cameron exclusive Q&A on EU Referendum
26th May 2016

UK: PM David Cameron exclusive Q&A on EU Referendum

Next month the British public will go to the polls to make one of the biggest decisions in our lifetimes, they will decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). Answering keys questions posed by … Continued

Turkey: No common terrorism definition in EU countries
13th May 2016

Turkey: No common terrorism definition in EU countries

ANKARA (AA) – Contrary to what some might expect, European Union countries do not have a common definition of “terrorism” and “terrorist acts,” according to a new Justice Ministry report, Anadolu Agency has learned. The report researched regulations and punishment … Continued

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece
5th Apr 2016

Turkey: First refugees returns arrive from Greece

ISTANBUL (AA) – The first refugees to be returned to Turkey under a deal with the EU arrived from the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday morning. An Anadolu Agency correspondent on the Greek island a few kilometers from the … Continued

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal
19th Mar 2016

EU leaders agree on Turkey refugee deal

BRUSSELS (AA): European Union leaders on Friday agreed with Turkey a refugee deal which will see the opening of a new chapter in the country’s accession process in exchange for sending back refugees entering Europe via Greece. Turkey’s Prime Minister … Continued

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk
17th Mar 2016

Germany: Merkel urges compromise in EU-Turkey talk

BERLIN (AA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Ankara’s proposals for deepening EU-Turkey cooperation to address the refugee crisis, and urged partners to compromise on a deal at a key summit this week. “The far-reaching proposals of Turkish prime … Continued

Belgium: Cameron backs progress towards EU-Turkey refugee deal
9th Mar 2016

Belgium: Cameron backs progress towards EU-Turkey refugee deal

LONDON (AA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday welcomed progress in talks between Turkey and EU leaders on a plan to resolve the refugee crisis. Speaking after negotiations in Brussels, Cameron said: “It’s been a long and difficult … Continued

EU: Over 141,000 refugees enter Europe in 2016
9th Mar 2016

EU: Over 141,000 refugees enter Europe in 2016

ANKARA (AA) – More than 141,000 refugees have reached Europe by sea so far this year, according to the International Organization of Migration. The organization said in a statement Tuesday that 9,294 refugees crossed into Italy and 131,847 others into … Continued

Belgium: Turkey requests visa-free travel in EU: refugee crisis
8th Mar 2016

Belgium: Turkey requests visa-free travel in EU: refugee crisis

BRUSSELS (AA) – Ankara has requested visa-free travel for its citizens by the end of June and an additional 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to meet the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. According to Turkey’s proposal to the EU, … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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